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Project description Intervention type Evaluation type Setting Target group Country Quality level
Title: Millennium
Summary: The Millennium programme based in Rimini, a major holiday resort attractive to young people, offers special centres where young people can go to receive support and help. Opening in 2000, the project initially set its objectives at helping 50 young people per year but in 2002 it had already reached 1200. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation community children/young people Italy 1
Title: Mentor UK Rural Youth Project
Summary: The project aims to understand more about young people living in rural areas in order to enable local drug prevention projects to provide a better service. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school, community adults, children/young people United Kingdom 1
Title: Living Together in the 2. District. Program for the prevention of addiction in schools, children and youth work in urban areas
Summary: A pilot project which is implementing addiction prevention activities specifically in an urban setting. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school, community children/young people Austria 1
Title: Drug System Change Pilot Scheme (DSCPs)
Summary: The Drug System Change Pilots (DSCPs) aimed to explore new approaches to drug treatment and the broader social support needs of drug users in the community, in prison and drug-using offenders leaving prison. The pilots explored whether allowing greater freedom and flexibility at a local level would encourage partnership working and the innovative use of local resources to meet the needs of drug users and their communities. After a competitive procurement process, seven areas were selected to carry out the DSCPs with each pilot adopting different aims and approaches to system change. Pilot areas were granted funding flexibilities to explore innovative new approaches. Three broad approaches to changing system structures were taken by the pilots: single provider systems, consortium based systems and improving partnership arrangements. Four broad approaches to tackling continuity of care were adopted: integrated community criminal justice system and prison drug treatment teams, an independent case manager approach, embedding CJS teams within community drug treatment services and linking roles. To create a more personalised treatment system, either a self-directed support approach, or a single point of assessment approach, was adopted. Pilot sites also took the opportunity to focus their treatment provision on recovery and reintegration. Outcomes used to evaluate the impact of the DSCPs were the proportion of service users in effective treatment and the proportion of service users who successfully completed treatment. The evaluation found, in two pilot sites defined as whole system pilots as they aimed to affect change across the whole treatment system, a positive impact in the number of service users in effective treatment when compared to comparison areas. Although there were insignificant results for two sites in terms of the proportion of service users who successfully completed treatment, the authors note that the full impact of the pilots is unlikely to be felt for some time. Four pilots focused on improving drug treatment provision for those within the CJS exclusively. Results showed that three of these sites had statistically significant negative trends in terms of the proportion in effective treatment and a longer-term follow-up may be required to determine if the trends will persist. There was no measurable impact in successful completions for three areas and a negative impact in one site. >>
treatment outcome evaluation, impact evaluation gp, outpatient, inpatient UK 2
Title: Zertifikatslehrgang "Sucht- und Gewaltprävention" Certificate training course on addiction prevention and violence prevention
Summary: The Institut Suchtprävention in Linz (Upper Austria) developed and accreditated together with the College for higher education on social work and health (Upper Austria), the Johannes-Kepler-University Linz (Upper Austria) and the College for higher education on pedagogics (Upper Austria) three training courses on addiction prevention and violence prevention. The target group are key persons from relevant areas with different levels of knowledge. By training of these key persons, addiction prevention and violence prevention should be anchored as multidimensional common task in the society. The training courses are building on each other and are organized as modules, so they can be attended besides work. The first and shortest training course (Zertifikatslehrgang) was implemented and evaluated as pilot project from 09/2008 to 02/2010. In the year 2008 the first Zertifikatslehrgang was implemented as pilot project. 20 participants were selected. An evaluation of the pilot project as longitudinal section study with interactive questionnaires as well as participating surveillance by external students was carried out. The results showed, that the quality of the referees as well as the content were assessed very positively. Allthough persons who had already experiences were less satisfied with the training course than persons without experiences. To be able to consider this in future trainings, the concept was adapted and some referees changed. In March 2011 27 persons will start with the Hochschul- resp. Masterlehrgang, of these 7 graduated from the pilot project (Zertifikatslehrgang). >>
prevention process evaluation family, workplace, school, community general population Austria 1
Title: Drug Prevention Programme For Trainers
Summary: Primarily targeted at primary, secondary and vocational teachers, the overall goal of this programme is to reduce drug demand and the growth of drug crime. This is achieved by providing drug prevention training to the teachers so that drug education programmes can be implemented into schools. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school adults Finland 1
Title: MAG-Net: Health promotion and addiction prevention in school and leisure time settings specifically aiming at youngsters and youngsters at risk.
Summary: The project MAG-Net started in June 2009 and ended in December 2012. It is an operationnal programme which runs in the framework of the INTERREG IV-A "Greater Region" aiming at intensifying cross-border cooperation.The main titel of the project is: Health promotion and addiction prevention project in leisure time and school settings specifically targeting youngsters and youngsters at risk. 6 project partners from 5 different areas in the Greater Region are associated to the project. These partners are: Centre d'action laïque (CAL) of the Province of Luxembourg - leading project partner (Belgium), Stadtverwaltung Saarbrücken (Germany), Aktionsgesellschaft Drogenberatung e.V., Saarbrücken (Germany), Centre Spécialisé de Soins pour Toxicomanes "Les Wads", CMSEA (France), Caritasverband Westeifel e.V. (Germany) and the Centre de Prévention des Toxicomanes, CePT (Luxembourg). 4 actions had been foreseen: "network" MAG-Net, "school" MAG-Net, "party" MAG-Net and "social" MAG-Net. Concerning the "network" MAG-NET, knowledge, resources, services and materials of the different partners have been collected, a data base of existing services had been set up, two trans-border symposiums were organised and a web page was launched (http://mag-net.eu).Concerning "school" MAG-Net, a working group aiming at the development of prevention material in school settings was set up, there was an exchange of existing materials and their translation, a development of new materials concerning age group 13 to 16 years and an evaluation of the material. A data base of working material and projects was also set up (http://mag-net.eu/bdd/index_de.php). School staff was proposed further training and school projects were organized.Concerning "party" MAG-Net, also a working group was set up aiming at organizing international sensibilisation and risk reduction campaigns in party settings.Other aims were to analyse the party public and the drug consumptions. Awareness raising of organisators by further training concerning addiction and risk reduction and to distribute quality labels for party settings have been other objectives of the "party" MAG-Net.The aim of "social" MAG-Net was to set up a working group to exchange best practices and to guarantee further training of professionals in direct contact with drug addicted persons. >>
prevention process evaluation party scene, school children/young people Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg 1
Title: The CONTROLES? ("Are You In Control") Program itinerant exhibition is a universal and community oriented program aimed at preventing drug use and its associated risks. Directed toward young people, parents and social agents
Summary: The "CONTROLES?" ("Are you in control?") Program is a drug abuse prevention program of a universal and community character aimed at adolescents aged 12 to 15 years of age, teenagers 16 and over, families, professionals and adults in general. The objective is to provide information on drugs and to work on protective factors to prevent consumption, promote responsible attitudes in youth by developing social skills and to stimulate reflection on the parenting style of mothers and fathers so as to prevent drug use in their children. The program consists of: AN INTERACTIVE ITINERANT exhibition structured around: - General information about 3 drugs (tobacco, alcohol and cannabis) placed on some prominent central pieces and there is an information panel that covers drugs in general and their effect on the brain and people's behaviour. - Specific information for each audience, located in separate areas, on panels highlighted with the same colour: Orange, for the group of adolescents from 12 to 15 years-old, Green, for teenagers 16 years of age and over, Blue, for parents and professionals. INTERACTIVE GAMES, the 10 iPads used are distributed among the group by the professional in charge of the activity. All screens contain all the exhibition material and it is accessed through an interface where the age and the resource can be chosen. This allows for reducing the size of large groups. The interactive activities give a lot of information while being both attractive and dynamic. FIXED TOUCHSCREEN, in the exhibition with the interactive game for parents and professionals. COMPLEMENTARY ACTIVITIES OF THE "CONTROLES" ("ARE YOU IN CONTROL?") PROGRAM: Guided visits, students can go on guided visits by class group (GCSE, A-Levels training courses ...) Two professionals, experts in drug abuse, explain them and stimulate a process of reflection and dialogue. Each visit lasts an hour and a half per class group. Additional activities in the classroom for the adolescents and older teenagers so that those who visited the exhibition and took part in activities in small groups can finish completing the information and the supplying the reflections generated during the visit to the exhibition. Training activities for parents. Drug abuse prevention specialists provide information on the types of drugs and their effects as well as educational guidelines on improving family communication, establishing a clear position in front of the drug use and acquiring tools to help enhance the functions of the family, both in terms of support and of vigilance. Training activities for professionals. Through a training session designed for different groups, professionals in the fields of education, health, social services, leisure,law enforcement, etc. .... can visit the exhibition that invites critical and constructive reflection on the tools that can aid in the prevention of drug addiction within their respective spheres of work. SUPPORT MATERIALS FROM THE "CONTROLES?" ("ARE YOU IN CONTROL?") PROGRAM: Diptychs, Posters, Information Guide for families. It offers educational guidelines for preventing drug use in children. Educational guides for teachers (educational guide Secondary School, educational guide for GCSE, educational guide for A-Level). It offers a set of activities that can be carried out in various educational spaces, mainly in the classroom, as a continuation of the guided visits of the “CONTROLES?” (“Are You In Control?”) Exhibition. Each cycle has specific activities for which the content is prepared and structured for each age group. Website of the program www.controles.diba.cat >>
prevention process evaluation family, school, community children/young people Spain 1
Title: PRexistências– drug addiction prevention project in school community
Summary: PRexistências was structured according to principles of school-based third generation models for prevention of drug addiction. These models are based on the cognitive behavioural paradigm and are characterized by comprehensive and systematic approaches developed through integrated and complex curricula which emphasize the training of social and personal skills. The problem of drug addiction was put on an ecological framework. The project was implemented during four years (2009-2012). During the first two years 3 intervention curricula were designed and implemented: an universal prevention program with 8 sessions (applied to 399 adolescents; 5 schools); a selective prevention program with 20 sessions (applied to 320 adolescents; 3 schools); and finally, the program of peers leadership with 28 sessions (applied to 12 adolescents); in parallel to this intervention devoted to youth with ages of 12 to 18 years, awareness actions on the same thematic were implemented in the remaining members of the school community: parents, teachers and school staff in a total of 400 subjects. The first two years results were positively evaluated, however it was considerate that initial model of intervention needs changes, towards the fulfilment of the original aims through a new and more collaborative intervention. The following problems were identified during an attempt to “giving voice to the community”: 1) risk factors appear earlier; 2) weak parental involvement in youths life; 3) the fact that only project technicians were responsible by the intervention on prevention of drug addiction and schools, despite of their support to the project, have adopted a passive role. After the identification of these problems, an effort to find alternative approaches that could guarantee the implementation of an integrated project that could function per se and promote effective changes in school community. With this objection an alliance between school community and project was established on the basis of the commitment of both parts towards a proactive role to solve the problem. During the last two years of the project (2011-2012), teachers were progressively more responsible by the application of programs. Thereby, there was a need to find a new curriculum that could be validated and recognized by the teaching community as an added value for their own professional project: “Me and the others” was the curriculum selected. During the first phase of implementation, project technician apply sessions (being a role-model), at same time, teachers received training. Afterward the application works with project technicians and teachers’ collaboration. This way it was possible to train skills to sustain protection factors for children and youth (1008 subjects) and in parallel it was possible to promote teachers’ master skills (19 subjects) who trained and implemented new work methodologies and were prepared to implement the program by themselves. The intervention also included children between 6 and 10 years old (1st cycle of education): programs for training of personal and social skills were developed targeting 155 children and parents (10 subjects) towards the promotion of parental skills. Finally, following an intervention approach which considers that the school context is not limited to students, actions targeting school technicians, teachers, operational assistants and parents were developed. The objective was for these groups to develop prevention skills and to make them active prevention agents. Specific targeted actions were also developed towards public awareness of the entire school and community. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation school family/parents, children/young people Portugal 2
Title: Family, a Context for Prevention: Parental Education
Summary: A family prevention programme which aims to improve family skills through family support and parent training programmes. The programme reached 126 families and 50% regularly attended the programme. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation community family/parents Portugal 1

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